|Real Name||Joan van Renssaeler|
|Wild Card Traits||Serpentine lower body, scales|
|Citizenship||Citizen of the United States|
|Relatives||The Philidelphia Moresworths, Brandon van Renssaeler (ex-husband), Clara van Renssaeler (daughter)|
|First Appearance||Card Sharks|
|Creator||Laura J. Mixon|
Lamia is a fictional character from the Wild Cards series of books.
Joan Moresworth married into the New York van Renssaeler family. She lived the care-free life of the idle rich until she drew a joker. She was rejected by her husband, Brandon van Renssaeler and came to live in Jokertown. She has been entirely cut off from her family and for most of her life, her daughter Clara believed her mother to be dead.
Wild Card TraitsEdit
Lamia was transformed by the wild card virus to become half-human, half giant snake.
Lamis is bald headed with an upper body of a woman melded with a giant cobra. Her skin is covered with bright, multicolored scales, and the folds of a fleshy hood hang on either side of her neck. Her arms, torso and breasts are human enough, but scaled like the rest of the body. Below the breasts, she is entirely serpent; the long, thick body stretches out fifteen feet long or more.
Lamia's eyes are round and lidded, but with vertical golden irises of a snake; from her scaly woman’s lips, darts a long forked tongue.